Global conservation leadership. Political will & on-the-ground solutions.
The ICCF Group applies a caucus model to build political will around unifying topics of conservation and natural resource management.
Our programs engage political decision makers in the United States and partner nations, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian governments. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., we have established regional offices in Kenya, Malawi, Mexico and Colombia. In this capacity we work to ensure the sustained buy-in of governments for the efficacy of projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our planet.
“Many of the biggest threats of the coming years will come from regions with resource insecurity, and the education ICCF brings policymakers is critical to our understanding of the underlying nature of these threats and how the U.S. must address them.”
-- Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), ICC Co-Chairman
Building Political Will
The ICCF Group is uniquely capable of producing meaningful collaboration among policymakers across the globe. Since 2004 ICCF has served as the official secretariat to the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus. The U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus is established as one of the most powerful and effective institutions in Washington, DC. Leaders of the caucus identified the need to engage parliaments around the world to support political action to advance on conservation priorities, strengthen understandinag and approaches to these issues, and increase the efficacy of U.S. investment in international conservation programs.
What makes The ICCF Group different from other organizations—and what makes us so effective at building political will—is that we work within a caucus model. Through caucuses, we are able to educate politicians and policymakers, and encourage and help craft policy and legislation that supports long-term sustainable natural resource development and biodiversity protection—while fostering resilient economies and ecosystems.
Developing nations often lack the institutional and human capacity to properly manage their most important natural assets. For over 100 years, though, the U.S. has been successfully managing national parks, forests and other resources. By leveraging the expertise of the U.S. and other nations, The ICCF Group assists governments and the private sector in partner nations to establish best conservation and development practices.
In addition to its programs, the ICCF Group has formed extensive networks of leading corporate and conservation organizations which together with political engagement and on the ground capacity are elements needed for lasting solutions. These elements are the foundation for creating sound conservation policy and implementation, and the development of capacity to sustainably manage natural resources.